Countdown to Christmas has started!

The Flint Street Nativity, Alnwick Playhouse, Wednesday, November 2 to Friday, November 4, 7.30pm. Tickets £8, £7 conc, £6 child/student.

THE senior drama group from the Duchess’s Community High School presents this warm and witty play as a prelude to the festive season.

The talented students have decided to perform Tim Firth’s thoughtful play The Flint Street Nativity, which was originally a one-off television drama from 1999.

The story is based on real events, collected over a period of 10 years from members of Tim Firth’s family and friends who were teachers.

A class of seven-year-olds is about to perform their nativity for their proud parents at Flint Street Junior School, but things don’t run smoothly.

Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary and the Star moans about not being like a ‘real’ star.

Meanwhile, Herod won’t stop waving to mum and dad while the Innkeeper wants to bring something new to proceedings.

And that’s all before the stick insect escapes...

Come down and support the students from Alnwick’s high school and start your countdown to Christmas.